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Curry College 1996-1997
Cuny College has a rich history whose roots
lie in the intellectual traditions and
personalities of 19th century New England.
Now. well into its second century, Curry
has maintained a distinctive mission while
creatively transforming itselfover the years
to meet new educational challenges.
The wooded, 120 acre Curry campus stands
out as one of the most attractive and unique
campuses in New England. While offering
modem facilities like the student radio
station (WMLN), two microcomputer
labroatories, and indoor/outdoor athletic
complexes, the College has also done much
to preserve the natural surrondings and rich
heritage of Eastern Massachusetts. This
appeal extends off-campus as well. Curry
College lies 7 miles south of Boston,
offering rich cultural and educational
advantages to our students for entertainment
internships and the experience of tradition.
And only 2 miles away is the scenic Blue
Hills, a beautiful retreat for hikers, skiers
Kenneth K. Quigley. Jr., bom in Dublin. Ireland, was a
1975 graduate of Milton High School, He then attended
the Boston College School of Management and graduated
with honors in 1979 with a degree in Accounting and
Finance. In 1982. President Quigley graduated from
Villanova University School of Law. He has served as a
faculty member at Suffolk University, Bentley College and
Curr)- College. President Quigley has also represented the
college as a member of the AAUP and has served on the
College Budget and Athletic Committees.
On Februarj- 2, 1997, Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. was oificially
installed as the 14th president of Curry College.
Approximately 500 people filled the Miller Gymnasium
to witness and participate in the event. Senator W. Paul
White read a statement signed by Governor William Weld
which declared February 2 as "Kenneth Quigley Jr. Day"
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. President Quigley
envisions a bright future for Curry College and looks
forward to continuing the recent enrollment growth at the
college while further enhancing the physical facilities of
the campus. During his inauguration speech, President
Quigley vowed "to make the world a better place simply
because Curry College exists."
% the Class of 1997:
I wish to take this opportunity to sincerely wish each and every member of the Curry College Class of 1997
the best of luck as you embark on the next stage of your life.
I have had the privilege of teaching many of the students in this graduating class. This class is also particu-
larly dear to me as it is the first graduating class during my tenure as President of Curry College.
You should all be proud of your accomplishments here at Curry. You have received an excellent education.
That education was achieved in true partnership between you, your classmates, the faculty, staff and alumni
of the College.
As you go forward, I call upon you to remain part of the Curry College family and community. You will be
curry college graduates all of your lives. You should plan on staying involved with the College. Please be
assured that the College welcomes you back with open arms and is committed to working with you for life
JCenneth JC. Quigley,Jr.
Every year, countless high school seniors brave the
\\ orld of college life. Whether he or she commutes or
Ii\es on campus, it can be a hard transition.
The orientation leaders here at Curry do what they can
to make that transition an easy one and, judging from
these pictures, they are off to a good start.
The freshmen enjoy a week of activities as well as a
chance to get their paper work in order for the start of
the new year.
The highlight of every year's orientation, though, seems
to be the orientation semiformal dance, held on the Spirit
In recognition of her outstanding
commitment to students, tiie 1997
Curry College yearbook, "A Common
Thread" is published in iionor of Joyce
No one person more exemplifies this
theme than Joyce. Ms. Sangrey had
served dual roles as Assistant Director
of Student Activities and Residence
Director for two years prior to
becoming the Director of Student
Joyce is an inspiration to all who
come in contact with her. She works
productively with students while
fostering senses of dignity, pride, and
growth. Curry College is privileged
to have someone of Joyce's character
as a representative. She truly
embodies the Curry College spirit.
On behalf of the students,
administrators, and faculty, the
yearbook staff dedicates this annual
publication to Director of Student
Activities Joyce Sangrey.
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The bi-weekly student newspaper of Curry College
Chris Metaphora, Marc Radcliff, Liz Kilroy, Dorachea
Wolfgram and Chris Nelson.
Marcxj Wasserstram, Sherri Russ, Monica Meyers,
Kim Cohen, Isabel Iberkleid, Lisa Donzier, Jeff Greene,
Jon Walsky, Rally Cohen, CraigHolz, Scott Fla ngha u m ,
Jacob Washmon and George Gamins.
Margaret Curran, Liz Merrit, Kim Cohn, Kim Loungo,
Sasha Olshhisky, Erica Harris and Craig Halwachs
ABC'. Alcohol Beverage Committee
Alcohol Beverage Committee (ABC)
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Curry Arts Journal
Curry College Nursing Association (CCNA)
Martin Luther King Society
New England Adventure Society (NEAS)
Student Government Association (SGA)
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April Fool's Day brought more than practical jokes. Il hroiif>hl over two feet of thick, wet, heavy .mow
in twenty-four hour.',- bringing down power lines and trees. Students enjoyed 2 1/2 days off from the
responsibilities of class while buildings and grounds did a great job of plowing us out.
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Back: Maura Stapleton,
Heather Coombs, &
Front: Andrew Brucker &
Student Government Officers
Jamie Vasoll, &
Executive Review Board
Senior Class SGA
Back: Christina Tamasi, Charlie Homberger, & Aaron Beer.
Front: Beth Driscoll, Chuck Doherty, Asa Leighton, and
Junior Class SGA
Back: Karl Rudolph, Nicole Lapenta, Courtney Sullivan, and
Front: Keith Shepard, Peter Votto, Brian Castellano, and
Sophomore Class SGA
Sean Cronin, Alison McManus, Andrea Aronson, Richie
Rose, Erikt Illingworth, Dennis Keenan, Pat Peterson, and
Freshmen Class SGA
Spenser Jawitz, Andrew Zapallo, LeAnne Purpura,
Anthony Sabrizio, Jeff Uryga, Sabrina Dube, Derek Benton,
and Costas Pantazis
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Melanie Elizabeth Amaral
Thanx mom & family for all your support & love. I
love you Dennis. .thanx for putting up with my
anxiety & stress the last 4 years. All friends I left
out, I will miss you. Thank you. .Claire, Linda T. &
Michelle S. for all your wisdom & help in Nursing.
Good luck to all nursing underclassmen. I will miss
you Mandie & Andrea! As I am graduating today I
am already filled with the excitement of returning to
school in the near future. Thank you God & Nana for
your love & guidance from heaven. BYE!
Michelle Lynn Ambrosino
Best of Luck to my friends and the class
of '97. Mom, Dad & Jarod- Thank you
for everything. You will never know how
greatful I am for your love and support. I
couldn't have done it without you.
Pamela A ronson
Thomas P. Athridge
"I must be on my way to heaven becau.se I've
done tny time in hell. "-Rolling Stones
Always believe in your dreams, sometimes ihey
come true. Cheers to the Rugby Team-
Brothers for life. To all of my real friends,
thanks for all of the great memories, I'll
cherish them forever. Thanks mom & dad,
without you this would not have been possible.
Donna Patricia Barnes
I would like to thank my family for all
their support. My wonderful friends who
encouraged me and stuck by me through
the fast few years. I thank God most of
all for giving me the strength and
courage to do it all.
Thanks to all my friends and family for
the support given to me through out my
Andrew C. Becker
Thanks for everything; Mom, Dad & Josh.
I could not have done it without you. To
all the good times over the past four years.
To the Scholar's crew '94 & '95. Spring
Fling '94. Trips to Maine & Vermont. To
my best of friends, JT, J A, DI, GK, JM, PR,
Aaron M. Beer
"Beerman" Football 1-4 #47, Ed-Chief Currier
Times, WMLN, Sr. Rep., "Who's Who." Nick
#57 best teammate. Spooner: roommates
frosh yr. fun times. JT: who ya hit'n on next?
Beth: CT-did it, done it. Spring Fling '95.
Party Ball-Close Call! JC-Cuffed n' Stuffed!
3rd floor Lombard 95-96: Richard's runs. M
Gabow: thanx for all you've done. Dad, Mom
& Josh; thanx for support. Class dismissed!-
Van Halen. Best of luck '97!
Adam Paul Belmonte
Football(93,94,95.96) Rooming w/ the Irishman Fr.
year, Goldslager & the Statue of Liberty, cowards in the
rain, KT. watch the barrel, KT. working late. Song 7 w/
JB & EM, JB & the fish, JB/EM bathroom door. CR
pounding every night, CR running w/ Godino, JI's w/
Snuffy & EM. You lost that lovin' feehng, MM on THE
NIGHT. Times w/ MM. Jello shots. EM "this is your
final warning." P on door EM, DH stuck on the floor,
V's parties, EM comin' in late. Everyone on the ftbl.
team thanx for the memories, DL, Rob, MM in N.H.
"go on the balcony" M.M.- ILY
Christopher Stephen Benjamin
I can't start by thanking all my friends for a fun filled 4
yrs. because I have too many! Carslen & Scholars
bsmt. is where it all started. Thanks Liz. Some jocks
aren't that bad. I will remember all my roomates. even
Vicky. Why did you have to wait until my Sr. year to
change the cafeteria, it still sucks. I never had a car
here but I did enjoy running from Campus Safety. I got
the nickname because she deserved it. Try recruiting
some good looking girls to Curry. I also know why fish
are so thin. Long Live Mike McKenna!
Kerry E. Blanchard
I want to thank my parents & brother for always
supporting me. Thanx to my friends who have been
there for me through good times & bad. To all of
the great times at Curry: Blue sweatshirt. New
Year's 95-96. The Boston Fight, Missing camera,
earrings, & parents. April Fools snowstorm. Elena's
appendix. HoJo's 3:30am good idea, my 3rd floor
roomies. Sr. Week, to all of my roommates, &
manv more. Thanx for the memories!
I've had a wonderful time. Thanks to
everyone. Good luck and best wishes
To my family, who has given me so much
support through the years, I love you
and I thank you. To all my friends I've
met here, I'll never forget you.
Danielle R. Calvert
Friendship clasped together firmly with a
love that's deep and true, and it's rich
with happy memories and fond recollec-
Thanks for the love and support from
friends and family. Thanks Mum, Dad
Kimberly M. Cauthen
Thank you to my family for all your
support. I could have never done it
without you. And to all of my friends:
thanks for the memories, I will hold them
Jeffrey Patrick Cave
To all of my friends who are moving on
or are stuck here a little longer: May the
best of your pasts be the worst of your
Kristine M. Celona
Mom, Dad and Michael- Thank you for
all of your love and support. Special
thanks to Dr. Warners, Dr. Steinberg and
Dr. Hill. It's been fun Nicole C, Naomi P.,
TishP.,andDavidG. Shicky Girl-
Madonna- South Station- Roger. To my
friends,- "No Day but Today"- Rent.
Jennifer Anne Cochran
To Mom, Dad and Andrea- Thank you
for everything you have done for me. I
couldn't have done it without you! RK-
Thank you for your support senior year.
You mean everything to me. Good luck
to my friends and classmates of '97!
"You must do the thing you cannot do"-
Eleanor Roosevelt. Thank you to my
whole family for your support. You are
the best. Thank you to all of the people
that 1 met here in the last four years. 1
will not forget the happy and sad times
here at Curry. Good luck Class of '97!
Karen Marie Colandreo
Thanks to my friends who have sup-
ported me and have left me with such
great memories. Without you I wouldn't
ha\e made ANY decisions! Mom, Dad
and Bobby- Thank you for your strength
and encouragement. I couldn't have
done it without you! I love you!
Yes there are obstacles, and lots of excuses.
Some people get sidetracked and never
make it. Others-the ones we admire-get the
job done anyway. It's called determination.
Thanks to all my friends, but especially my
Mom, Dad, Kelley and Casey- 1 never could
have made it without you!
Business Management/Applied Compulinf;
Abigail Peirson Dath
"It's hard to find a beginning and an end
while your still frustrated on the in
between." A. P. Dath "96" - manuscript in
progress "Home Brew."
Margaret J. DeRose
"Believe in yourself, and never give up on
your dreams." I would like to thank my
Mother for believing in me, and always
standing by my side. I would also like to
thank both of my parent's for their support.
Thanks to all of my friends, and a special
thanks to JK, because I wouldn't have made
it through this year without your support.
David J. DeSanctis
Business Management/Accounting & Finance
"It is difficult to memorialize memories with
words; memories memorialize memories. (D. R.
Biondi) These were the times that will be
remembered. I want to send my love & thanks
to my moms & pops. They made me strong &
helped me to achieve the things I did. You both
will be proud! To ma-ma "cuddle," to chatch
"we made it." to pony-boy "down that," the All
American boy "You got caught," & to all my
other friends . . . Hey. your all KINDA special."
Danielle J. DiCarlo
Criminal Justice/Politics & History
Thanks to all the people who got me
here! Especially to Mom and Dad. I love
you! I could not have done it without
you, and to my friends also!
Michelle Marie DiFraia
Health Education/Biology &
Four years went too fast. Paula & Elena-Thanks
for always being there. You guys are the greatest
friends forever. Mary-where would I be without
you? Thanks for all the good times &
unforgetable memories-PT, EH, MA, & RL.
Daddy & Mom-thank you for the opportunity to
go to college & for all your love, support & belief
in me. You never gave up on me. I love you
Daddy, Mom, Lisa & Sam!
Kathleen Maura Donovan
I've had a great 4 yrs. at Curry. I've met some
wonderful students & professors throughout my
educational college yrs. I chose my career to
become a teacher because I feel that in order to
survive in this world, one must be responsible,
understanding, respectful, open-minded, non-
judgemental, supporting & have caring
attitudes for people. I leave to Curry College
and to all the people I have met along this
road, my smile.
Mom and Dad- words cannot express my
gratitude for all the love, support and
opportunitites you have given me. To all
my friends- Good luck and thank you for
all the special memories.
Eileen A. Dunning
Nursing/Women' s Studies & Sociology
Thank you Mom, Dad and Allie for all
your support. I couldn't have done it
without you. Love, Billy
Tara K. Felicella
To .Mom. Dad. Erica & Brian for all ihal you have
done. I could nol have done il without you. When
others lold mc I couldn't, you showed me I could. I
love you. To Holly for always being there & keeping
me sane. Texas trip: pickled quail eggs & 18-
whcelers. Bailey-whal were we thinking? Lei's get to
the point cfe...Uhm Yeah Hi. To bevin. Ally. Drew,
Asa. Digger. Ben. Dutch. Fatty. Homey. Rugby &
anyone else I might have forgotten, thanks for all the
great times & memories.
Brian Paul Ferris
Politics & History/English
Sanibel Island & McT's Shrimp house w/ Bruce.
Charlene, Michelle. Rachel & Vencssa. Summer Hoop
Camps. Thanx to all my friends at home-Bruce,
George, Scott, Mike. Jonathan. Jayme, Dave. Ryan,
Matty & Joey- You're all the best. My future wife
Venessa? Pittsburgh w/ Malty. A special THANKS
to Coach Otto & Coach Skerry. Softball trip to Fort
Myers. Waverunning w/ Michelle. Moor/.ey your a
great friend. My roommates plumbing. All the limes
w/ Sarah, Christina & Nicole. All talks w/ Ncaly &
Hcalhcr. Thanks to all my family for cvcrylhing-I
LOVE YOU ALL. Good luck w/ everything Eric. 21.
Scott L. Flanzbaum
Music Director WMLN- Alexander
Graham Bell Honor Society- Curry
Improv- Curry Theater- Chorale-
Assistant Operations Director WMLN-
Voice Lessons- Hillel
Shannon J. Frye
"Success cannot be measured by any monetary
amount or material possession. True success is
happiness and I'm already successful." Vermont,
here I come! Jayme, Joan. Mike & Dave- What a long
strange trip it's been! Thanks to my family who stood
beside me, & to Chad for being so patient. I love you!
Keith, you are my true inspiration. You gave me the
strength to get where I am. Thank you. WMLN friends,
thanks for the educational experiences. Good luck to
Amanda Jean Gammons
A special thanks to all the people who
have supported me and have always seen
the best in me. Thanks to those who
kept me organized and "on track." Mom
and Dad- You have done so much for me,
I love you!
To all the important people & special
moments: Katie, Artemis, Kouma. 5-0, Capt.
w/ my honey Maiocca, Sprague #11, Tarky,
Ninja, Woessner, MacDaddy, #72-there's
always a place!! Ferris, Patti, Softball, Ft.
Myers 96/97, How's your box?. Black Betty,
F.B.Y.A., Am I a loser?, McT's, NIKE, #3,
CCC's?, Thanks Bruce and Donga. Thanks to
my family- I LOVE YOU ALL!!
Gianna Maria Giosmas
The years that I've spent at Curry have made me
more motivated, strong & mature. I've become more
of the person I want to be by the many friends, faculty
& staff that 1 have come in contact with. To my
friends: We've gone through many good & bad times
together, but still managed to keep those bonds strong.
Know always that no matter where we end up, all of
you will remain in my thoughts forever. True friendship
will never die or be forgotten. Thank you to everyone
who's been part of my life throughout these college
Kate Suzanne Hevey
"I do not regret the things I've done, but those I did
not do!" I have learned alot about life my past four
years here, although none of it is from classes. To
all my friends- Thank you! "The Girls." Main
House Roommates. I'll miss you tons! "If you
guys ever wonder if it was nice to know you, I tell
you now that it was." Mom, thank you for all you
have done for me. Without you I would not be
where I am today. I love you!
Stacy M. Hartstone
Mom, Dad and David- Thank you for all
your love and support. I finally did it! ! !
.Mom and Dad- Thanks for the convert-
ible! I love you.
Elena R. Hickey
Thank you Mom and Dad for letting me learn. I love
you! To my friends, thanks for making Curry
special. I love you all! Jill and Kerry, you are always
in my heart. "Too many times we stand aside and
let the waters slip away. What we put off 'till
tomorrow has now become today. .So don't sit upon
the shore and say you're satisfied, choose to chance
the rapids and dare to dance the tides." -Garlh Brooks
Charlie M. Homberger
These last 4 years have been the best of my life. But
now they will only be memories. How lucky 1 am to
have so many good ones! I will never forget how much
fun it all was, how many good times we've had
together, 1 wish 1 could list all the names & all the
people who have impacted my stay here at Curry, but I
can't. You know who you are, & I hope you know I
love every last one of you! I give thanks to Curry
Rugby & my family, whom I love & respect more than
Laura E. Ingles
Visual Arts/Applied Computing
I have made alot of friends throughout my four
years here. I hope to keep in touch with all of
you. Especially Bill, Sherri, Christina,
Meaghan, Tyler & Andy. We have been
together for four years & they were great! I
wish everyone the best in the years to come. I
would also like to thank the "pretzel man" for
all the good times and laughs.
"Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and
impossible to forget." Thanks to all my special
friends, especially my roommate, for making my 4
years here so memorable. Todd- I LOVE YOU. our
future has now begun. Thanks Mom, Marc, Sherri &
Joey for all your love & support. I love you all!
DAD- your memory has inspired me to succeed. I
know you would have been so proud of me. I love
you & never stop thinking of you. Good luck 1997.
"Judge your success by what you had to
give up in order to get it."
Kerri P. Keohan
Paige G. Kinder
To all those who have touched my life.
Thanks for the education beyond the
books. The treasures of life are time,
hope, love & passion. Always spend
Candace Lynn Klecha
Health Education/Biology &Psychology
Good luck to the first class to graduate with
majors in Health Education! Linda, thanks
for taking on this challenge of teaching and
developing a new major. It was hard but we
did it! To mom and dad, thank you for
everything, part of my degree belongs to you.
To .Adam, thank you for everything. I LOVE
To my fellow slackers: Stacy(the big mouth) Do you
want to leave? Let's go eat! Our years at 6 Warren
Ave.! Days, Alone time. Weds with Ice Cream. TURN
AROUND! Uncontrollable laughing. Katie(Miss
Mature) Don't forget B's class, let's go eat! Slugger,
can I flick it? Ready, set, light! I just fell asleep a few
minutes ago! Tom, keep your pants on! Brian &
Adam, I'll miss you guys. Thanx Mom. Dad & Mikey
for putting up w/ me. I love you! To Stacy & Katie,
maybe someday we'll mature, Ha, I'll miss ya! To
everyone else.... WE MADE IT!
Politics & History
Asa G. Leighton
I would like to thank everyone that I have
met these past four years. Your all great.
A man is only as rich and diverse as
those around him, so I must be the
richest man in the world. Take care &
Sharon Elise Levin
Communication/Politics & Histoiy
I believe that we were all put on this earth to
create a master piece and that is life. Every-
thing we do is a piece of the puzzle of life. I
will never forget my time at Curry, for it holds
many memories, great friends, and experiences.
Thank you to all those who have touched my
life or who have entered it briefly. I will not
forget you however. I will miss you.
Soccer Buds never to be forgotten- Mighty Mags
HigliGate & Pearl Jam Balloons- We'll never run out.
Smile Baby! SC LG CP JM LD NS- Thanks for every-
thing- I love you guys! From Bayroot, St. Pat's Day.
Scholar's, Milton Hall Crew. NH Runs. Florida, Shaddy
people. Hanging w/ the DugOut. The Houses, Jamin* at
the field. Concerts. Drive-by's, ME. Endless partying.
Power hour. B-Days & Holidays, It's all been worth it with
no regrets! #3, Doce- Best of luck. Torri- Never Sorry,
Good times to come! Thanks Mom, Dad, Pete & Maria.
Michael Christopher Mancuso
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4.. .Captain- Hockey 1, 2, 3,
4...E.C.A.C. First All Star Team; Defense.
Sports Athletic Committee- Baseball Represen-
tative. Essential Skills- 'Worker/Tutor. Special
thanks to- Mom & Dad, Dr. Russo. Jack &
Brian 'Valley, and Mark Tarmey. "What About
IT." Good luck fellow classmates!
Health Education/Biology & Psychology
Mom & Dad, I couldn't have done it w/out
you. Heather I'm so proud of you. Kristine-
How will I live w/out you pal? Roommates
Forever. Take care of the trophy & the alien.
Nick- thanks for listening when I needed you.
Tom- what can I say? You're the best! I
love you all. Congrats & good luck to the
class of 1997.
Danielle Marie Merola
To Pa & Nan- It's been a long four years.
I thank you for all your love and support
through the smiles and the tears. I Love
Danielle R. Messier
"Our greatest goal consists not in never
falling, but in rising each time we fall."
My love and thanks to my family and
friends who helped make this true. These
four years have been a wonderful
experience, and I will hold them in my
Education & Psychology
Kerry E. Moynihan
"Looks like we made it!" Thank you to
all who have supported me - Mom, Dad
and family, Billy and family, and all my
Elizabeth M. Morrison
Giving ALL thanks & praises to the Lord above for
guiding me & giving me the strength to make it this far.
Mommy & Daddy: I am blessed to have you both. To
my brothers, Eric & Ernesto Jr. -Thanks! To all the
people who helped me along the way: Diane Goss.
Roberta Kosberg, Ann Levin. Mary Sullivan, Judy
Jones, Tom Byrne, Peter Hainer, M. Seek, Peg Drisko,
Gail Shank & Bruce Steinberg. To all of my TRUE
friends in the present & in the past: CB, SF, AM, RS,
PD, LR, DS, LH, LS, etc.
Christopher Scott Nelson
Six long years finally come to an end. Pub night
memories, always on the dance floor having a good
time. To all my friends: Never say good-bye 'cause we
will meet again someday. My friends in the Commuter
Club: Mark, Chris, Liz, Dorothy & Lois-Love you all &
will miss you very much. Thanks to Curry for all the
great memories & good times shared. Mom, Dad,
Lynda & Kim- thanks for always being there, I love you
more than you know. Get ready business world. Here 1
Michael Joseph Nolan
Thanks to everyone in my family,
especially my mother Kathleen for
everything you've done for me. To my
best friend Lauren, I appreciate all your
love & support. Good luck to #35 Mags
and #21 Ferris, it's been real.
Paul D. Noonan
Thank you friends, family and Dave;
Keep on Trucking "42" "Driver."
To my old & new roommates, congratulations
& good luck! I leave Bryan a pack of butts, a
lighter, roadmap, compass, & a get out of jail
free card. Andrew a pack of butts, lighter,
roadtrip w/ Adam B. & Bryan to FL.. & a 2 day
stay at Savanna Country's finest. Remember
Andrew's house in FL. & Colorado, Summer
PAL, & the races in Jersey. Thank you Mom
& Dad, I love you.
Erin Marie Nordeste
I want to thank my Mom and Dad for giving
me the opportunity to experience the best 4
years of my life here at Curry. Your support &
encouragement has gotten me to where I am
today. Thanks to my friends for the memories
you've given me. I love you all! Anthony,
thank you for your continuous love & support.
You mean the world to me. I love you.
Honor student and pitched for Curry
Baseball. The real Commuter Club
President. I would like to thank my
parents for supporting me financially and
emotionally. Special thanks to Hags,
Chuck, Ed & P.J. for helping me deal with
Mom & Dad: Thanks for believing in me even when I
didn'l believe in myself! I saved you some tool & did ii
in 41 Cara The Wood Nimph. Soph, year in Mayflower.
Fire alarms & Walshic. "Pablo come back to Horida"
J. W. -Love ya-mcan it. Lilllc Bro.- sorry you missed Sr.
year- il wasn't the same w/out you I George, it was fun
while it lasted. To the class of '97- Good Luck. Hi-
Hickey "Oh Rick." 'The mind forgets, but the heart
always remembers." P.S. Nate, your the coolest boss
Kimberly Ann Porcello
Thanks Mom, Dad, Susan, Paul and Judy.
Hugs and kisses to Nicole and Kristen.
To my friends, the best in the world;
Good luck in all that you do. Love You!
"What a wonderful (college) life I've had!
I only wish I'd realized il sooner." Collelle, I made it!
Hum! Thanks to everyone who believed in
me. ..friends, family & loved one's. A special thanks l(
my friend & inspiration-Mom. You've given me more
than 1 could ever ask for.. now it's lime to make you
proud. Thanks to my friends for their warmth &
compassion. I can share anything about my life with
you. & you'll never pass judgement or condemn. The
special quality of our friendship is the openness.
Remember our good times & learn from the bad.
Good luck to all seniors. Major thank you
to LEI for being a friend and a fighting
partner. To Bea for being a patient
mentor. Without Sue Pratt I wouldn't
have survived college. Smile and go
crazy to MB, Ct, MS. AS, MB, HC, & SF.
There is a tomorrow.
Rebecca L. Reynolds
Psychology/Elementaiy & Special
Dad, Mom & Andy- Thank you for letting the chips
fall where they may and being there to pick them up
when needed. For your support & guidance, I
appreciate you. For your determination & persever-
ance. I admire you. For your caring ways, I love
you! Jeff- you are my best friend & the love of my
life. Thanks for your continual love & support! I
love you! Best of luck to all my friends & the class
I would like to say "thank you" to my
family, friends and professors. This
graduation is the first step in making my
dreams come true. I will continue to
pursue my goals.
"Very few people can stand the strain of being
educated without getting superior over it." -
Stephen Leacock. Thanks to Mom, Dad & M.
Catherine. To all my friends- thanks for the
memories & laughs. Always remember
S.Carolina, Maine & Spooky World. Don't
forget Foxwoods. I wish you all the happiness
& success in life. I love you all.
To my fellow slackers: Tricia, the Big F, never forget 6
Warren Ave.. Is class cancelled?. Days, Can we leave,
are we eating out?. Wed. ice cream, alone time & our
laughing fits, DON'T LOOK AT ME!!
Katie, my sister, "Wait till you see my pajamas."
Cancun '97. Don't forget Days. .slugger, scooters.
Bunkers, the monsters, timewarp & 6 Warren Ave.
Tom, Ha Ha, I more year left! Thanks for everything, I
love you! To Tricia & Katie: Maybe someday we'll
grow up, I'll miss you! Thanks Mom, Dad & Mark. To
everyone else. ..WE MADE IT!
Thanks Ma, Cris, Alisa & Jack. I couldn't
have done it w/out you. Michelle G., Alan H.,
Ron W., Honors Program, Curry College &
P.A.L. Thank you for helping me succeed.
Mexico City, Miami, Scuba diving, Soccer,
Flannery O'Connor, Early Childhood
Education, & T.V. Class of 1997.
Pa, always in my heart.
To my fellow slackers: Stacey (H. Martin)
always wear old trustie- 1 saw computer boy-
Can we eat out?- guitars (Mexico)-
REDMAN- Pretty in Pink. Tricia- don't eat
cheese, don't answer the phone, and don't
forget I own stock. Tom- 1 SAW you!
London 1995, OZ. Thanks family.
Psychology/Women 's Studies
Les doy gracia.s a Mami y Papi por todo el apollo que
me han dado, los quiero mucho y para .siempre,
Bendicion, Special Ihank.s lo Prof. Faturo, Theresa
Edwards & John Caroll. My lime at Curry has been a
joyful & inleresting experience. Good luck lo all my
friends & to the Inlernationa! Club. Thank you lo all
faculty Ihal has helped me throughout my college
years here. Bless you all & Happy Triquining Day.
I would like to thank mi papa y mi mama for
giving me the opportunity to go to college.
After struggling all these years w/ school, many
people at Curry have helped me by supporting
& guiding me to prepare for my future goals.
For this 1 thank you. Special thanks to: Marie
Murphy, Diane Goss, Grace Rooney & Roberta
Kosberg. Gracias por todo a todo el mundo que
I will never forget the friendships I made
here at Curry. Senior year was a blast!
Thanks Mom, Dad & Dawn for making all
of this possible. I love you all. Good
luck class of 1997!
Lauren R. Swern
Politics & History
Thanks to Mom, Dad & David for
believing in me. Thanks to the College
community for giving me a chance to
succeed. Friends- thank you for giving
me the time of my life ! "Nothing is
permanent except change."
Paula Moore Tobey
"If you love something set it free, if it comes
back it's yours, if it doesn't it never was."
Thank you Mom & Dad for all of your
support. Thank you Seth for being so loving,
understanding & wonderful. I love you. To
ABC- good luck in the future! To all of my
friends- best of luck. I love you all. Smile
To my parents(all 3 of you), my brolhers. and my
family- I could never thank you enough for everything
that you have done- Love you XO! To my best friends-
my other half, my soul sista. my big brother- The Club-
and my roomie for all 4. Thanks for all you've done &
for the best times: Bashes at the Money Pit. the Cops
videodhal never happened-plans?), Rudy. Got milk?.
Sunshine Day. Charlie, the floods, the excuseslthey
have a book). I wish things didn't happen the way they
did- 1 love you guys!
Matthew R. Wall
James A. Webber III
I've finally made ill Thank you Mom,
Dad. Michael, Michelle, John, baby and
Linda. I would also like to thank my
friends and relatives. Good luck to
everyone at Curry College.
This would not have been possible wilhoul
those who loved me. Thanks Mom, Julie.
Tom, Ken, Nana & Grampy. I love you all
very much! Thank you Curry staff for
helping me along the way. I had some
(lilTicull limes, but love, friendship &
support encouraged me to keep at it!
To all of my friends; Jenn, Jaime, Karen, Jen, Erin,
Kiilc, Palti, Renee, .Sue. Korrie, Michelle, Rosie, Col,
Kcl, Brownie. Sibo. Andrew, Nigc, Johnny, Katie, Jes,
Lynn, Jack, Luke, Mclina. Joe, Teddy, Ed, Mish &
everyone else I've particd w/ at Curry, it's because of
you thai these have been the best 4 years of my life.
Never forget: endless parlies, Disney World, Ihe lead
singer of Live, Bayrool, Red Rover, Zima & shady late
night visits. Girls- 1 love you! Kenny- watching fi.sh
forever. Mom, Dad. Scott & Michael; thank you, I love
Corie Lee Willand
Psychology & Sociology/Criminal
Thank you Robert for all your love & support. I
wouldn't have made it w/out you. Guess what?? I said
YES!! To all those at GAV Hinckley, thank you for
helping me build a strong foundation. Special thanks to
Kim, Mark, Carol, Terry & Doc. Couldn't have gotten
here w/out your help. Lots of love to my "Proud"
Grandparents, I'm glad to have been the first. K.K.- I
hope you make it to C.A., & may you have a million
pets. A.F.- stop whining! ! !
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MICHELLE L. KAGAN
My Dear Michelle
We are so very proud of you! We knew you could do
it! And, you did!! May you always be successful in
all that you set out to accomplish. Dad would have
been so proud of you!
Sherri & Joey &
Hannah & Evan
"I DID IT." "I DID IT."
Paige, we hope that you feel as
proud of your accomplishments as
we do. You are very special and
we both love you!
Dad & Terry
May you follow your dreams
And believe in yourself all
The Way, As you journey along
With your eyes on the stars
And with hope in your heart
Day by day. Congratulations!
Love, Mom and Dad
As always, personable,
enthusiastic and energetic.
Congratualtions! We are very
proud of you.
Mom, Dad, Pete, and Julia
Congratulations! We are so proud of
you. We wish you a future filled
with health and happiness and may
all your dreams come true.
Dad, Mom, Lynda and Kim
Congratulations on so many
accomplishments. Follow your
dreams for continued success &
Mom, Dad, & Family
We are ''soo" proud of you.
Mom, Dad, Nicole
Tiffany, Rodman, Bosco, Autumn,
Chan, Sasha & Dizzy
v^r^v^'Si'i^ ^>M^^f^ proud of yoi/r ey^Bi^
When you reached this...
were ttie proudest family!!!
pap'i, mami, olbGrto, tammy, rafa, ale y catalina
' %iLWcL <l''TcL prtdw-as
Congratulations 'Tace'' ! So proud of
you today and always. May life for
you bring all the joys you have give
us. Criss Cross.
Dad, Mom, and Chat
Stacey, We're so proud of you!
Congratulations on all of your accomplishments.
Although you're all grown up, you'll always be
our little girl and we'll always be there for you.
Love, Mom, Dad and Mark
We want you to know
how much we enjoy
having you for our
daughter. It's always
meant so much to us to
see you smile, to listen
to your ideas, to watch
you grow and learn and
become your own per-
son. We want you to know that you've made
so many days special for us and given us so
many wonderful memories. You've always
made us proud to say, "That's our daughter
..." You're such an important part of our
lives. We love you so very much.
Mom, Dad, Jarod & Jake
In Honor of Greg Wolkoff
on your Graduation!
Our hearts are filled with pride
for all you have accomplished!
Mom, Dad, & Eric
You had a great 4 years at Curry. We're so proud
of you. All the best as you carve out a bright new
Mom, Dad, and Joshua
JEFFREY PATRICK CAVE
We love you! Seize the moment!
Love, Dad & Mom
Wow! Nice going, son.
This accomplishment is so
sweet and will be the
foundation of your future
We are proud!
Mom, Dad & Kelsey
Congratulations! We are
proud of you and all you
Mom, Dad, and Bobby
You are precious! So many lives are touched
by your caring ways. You go the "extra mile."
You are so full of love and compassion - and
give them so unselfishly. What a wonderful
asset you will be to the medical profession.
We love you,
Dad and Mom
Glenn C. Bradley
Glenn, you are a gift to you parents and
family, a gift to your friends. Your life
brightens everyone. Thanks from Mom
and Dad for doing so well in college and
thanks for being you. Your energy, enthu-
siasm, talent, intelligence and dreams will
set your course as you sail through life.
&lena l/\ose IrficAeu
We always knew you would be successful!
We are so proud of you!
Always follow your dreams.
God bless you and all our love.
Mom, Dad and Nick
WILLIAM C. DURR
We are all extremely proud of your
accomplishments even the dog is smiling
Love, Mom, Dad, Allison, and Bomber.
Wt, a^ so
"Saut, and 'Deanna
Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. We all wish you the
best of luck and may all the dreams you have come true. All of us are
proud of you. We all love you!
Mom, Dad, Kristen, Grandparents
''GO AFTER YOUR DREAMS''
^ Preparations have been «• ^^
Laura, yOUr effOft has made it all happen
Congratulations, With all our love.
Ma & Pa
on getting your degree,
Good lucl<c turning
tliat frog into
a Prince !
Your Big Brotlier^
Since the day you were born you have been very
special to us. Congratulations on all your
accomplishments. We are so proud of you.
We love you!
Mom, Dad and Brad
Be as proud of yourself as we are of you.
Your graduation is a great accomplishment, but only one of
many to come.
Keep reaching for the stars, never stop. Nothing can stand in
We love you.
Mom and Pops
A Nurse's Poem
Once again you have made us proud
With all the schooling you have endured
Whe past four years went by so fast
For you the knowledge will always last
All the things you will he able to do
Will better the world where ever you go
When things get tough out on your own
fust remember you always have a home
Our family bonds are very strong
We stick together right or wrong
So as senior year is finally here
Graduation day is growing near
Boards to follow and studying to do
We wish only the best for you.
Congratulations! Kim, you have made us proud beyond our
expectations. We are glad you chose Nursing as your career
because you are a very cariing and compassionate young woman.
We love you,
Mom, Dad, Pam, Pete, Deb, Todd, Brandon, Cory and Taylor.
Elizabeth M. Morrison
Congratulations on all your accomplishments. We
are very proud of you. We wish you PEACE, LOVE
i and HAPPINESS.
■ ,' Go for it!! Chase your dreams.
I Love, Mom, Dad, Eric and Ernesto, Jr.
Congratulations on a job well done.
Dad, Mom, Sarah and Michael
This is just the start.
All our love.
Mom, Dad, Ruth, Aaron, Jose, and Oumsie.
To the Class of 1997,
Congratulations to you all! Wink your time at Curry College has come to
a close, we hope this hook will he a constant reminder of the friendships and
experiences of your college careers. This yearhook was puhlished to
represent the heginning of an individual academic and social journey that
we have all emharked upon hy choosing Curry. Hopefully, what we all can
take away with us is a strong respect and admiration of the individual
person and his/her differences of personality, culture, and outlook. But
perhaps more importantly, we should recognize and celehrate all that we
share with each other: the desire to succeed, the willingness to help our
neighbor, and the drive to make this world a hetter place for ourselves and
our children. It was from this concept that hlossomed our theme, A Common
Thread - a hanner of the creativity.
Iwoidd like to thank Joyce Sangrey, Peter Hallen, and Karen Silk for all their
support and guidance. Also, much . . . no huge . . . amounts of thanks to
Chris Spelman, our yearhook representative with Jostens, for his patience
and assistance in completing this yearbook . . . You are my savior. Thank
you as well to all faculty, administration, and staff who have provided
U^^\lUi ( QliAAJ^
, ^ Jm King Hussein of
^T Jordan [right)
visits the West Banl< of
the Jordan River in
October to show
support for the
talks and the
establishment of an
state. It is Hussein's
first visit since Jordan
lost the territory to
Israel in the 1 967 Arab-
In November, a hijacked
Ethiopian airliner crashes
after running out of fuel.
The crash occurs near a
resort beach in the
Comoros Islands in the
Indian Ocean. At least
123 of the 175 people
on board die, including
After 36 years, Central
America's longest civil
war ends when Indian
rebels and military
leftists sign a truce
cations agrees to
Communications for up i
to £21 billion in
November. The deal is
the biggest foreign
purchase of a U.S.
company ever concluded.
Alija Izetbegovic, leader of
T Bosnia's Muslim Party of
Democratic Action, is elected
chairman of the country's new
three-person presidency in
September. The election is held
in accordance with provisions
of the U.S.-brokered Dayton
A U.N.-negotiated treaty
weapons worldwide is set
to take effect in the
spring. The treaty
stockpiling or use of
chemical weapons, and
calls for the destruction
of existing supplies. The
treaty is signed by 1 60
nations, including the U.S
Yeltsin wins reelection in
July, despite persistent
health problems. After
surgery in November he
returns to work.
^-^ The Miss World beauty
^T pageant, held in Bangalore,
India in November, raises a storm of
protests, some violent, including one
by a group threatening to stage a
mass suicide during the pageant's
telecast. A new Miss World is crowned
A pipe bomb explodes in
Centennial Olympic Park after
the first day of competition at the
Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Flags fly
at half-mast to mourn the 1 person
killed and more than 100 injured.
-^ Pope John Paul II undergoes
^T surgery for an inflamed
appendix in October. His chief surgeon.
Dr. Francesco Crucitti, announces that
the 78-year-old leader of the Roman
Catholic Church is free from "previously
undiscovered serious ailments."
Israeli right-wing leader
Benjamin Netanyahu wins
the May 1 996 election for
Prime Minister, defeating Prime
Minister Shimon Peres, whom
many Israelis think is making too
many concessions to Israel's
The U.S. Army issues
strict new policies for drill
instructors and female
trainees, as hundreds of
complaints of sexual
harassment are revealed
in November. Drill
instructors are now
required to leave their
doors open If a
female Is inside,
and women must
travel in pairs.
After thousands of
veterans complain of
illnesses since the 1991
Persian Gulf War, the
Pentagon warns they
may have been exposed
to chemical weapons.
The Pentagon reveals
that up to two tons of
sarin nerve gas may have
pageant queen JonBenet
Ramsey is found
murdered in the
basement of her parents'
Colorado home the day
after Christmas. Her
death raises a nationwide
Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia)
is fined $300,000 in a
bi-partisan vote after the
investigation into alleged
^^ Former UN. ambassador
^^T Madeleine Albright is
nominated for Secretary of State by
President Clinton on December 5.
Confirmed in office in January
1 997, Albright is the first woman
to head the State Department.
^X Binti Jua. a
~p gorilla at
Zoo, becomes a fiero
when she rescues a
3-year-old boy l<nocked
unconscious after falling
1 a feet into the ape
enclosure. The boy
suffers brain contusions
but soon recovers.
Robert Allison, Contact Press Images
^ Seven-year-old pilot Jessica
^'^^ Dubroff is killed when her
Cessna airplane crashes shortly
after take-off in bad weather from
the Cheyenne, Wyoming airport.
Her flying instructor and her father,
the plane's two passengers, are
also killed in the April 1996 crash.
^^ One of the
^T^ longest armed
stand-offs in U.S.
history occurs outside
between the FBI and
members of an anti-
calling itself the
Freemen. The Bl-day
siege ends peacefully
f-^ Theodore Kaczynski, alleged
^1 to be the "Unabomber," who
killed 3 people and wounded
more than 20 others with mail
bombs since 1 978, is arrested in
Montana in April 1 996. Information
provided by Kaczynski's brother
leads to the arrest.
On August 1 1 , a
1 0-year-old Taylor
Touchstone from the
snake- and alligator-
infested waters of a
Florida swamp 14 miles
away from where he
disappeared August 7.
and badly scratched,
the autistic boy
ains in Nouembe
undermine the roa
of Oregon's IntersI
5, creating a 40-foot
blacken more than
twice the acreage lost
to fires in an average
Montana and Oregon
are particularly hard hit.
Is investigated as a suspect in
July Olympic Park bombing. After
e months of media frenzy, during
i Jefferson Clinton
defeats Republican Bob
Dole and Independent
H. Ross Perot to
become the 42nd
president of the U.S.
and the last president of
the 20th century
Clinton IS the first
Franklin Roosevelt to
be reelected to a
^~ L A civil jury finds former football
I star O.J. Simpson liable for the
June 12, 1994 wrongful deaths of his
ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and
her friend, Ronald Goldman. In a
unanimous verdict, the jury awards
$3.5 million in compensatory damages
to Goldman's parents. The Brown and
Goldman families are each awarded
$12.5 million in punitive damages.
The Citadel, South
all-male military academy,
admits four women, including
Petra Loventinska [left) and
Jeanie Montavlos. Montavlos
and another female cadet later
drop out, citing harassment
and "sadistic" hazing.
^-^ Topsail Beach, a town on an
I island off the coast of North
Carolina, is one of many Eastern
locations hit hard by Hurricane Bertha
in July Six powerful hurricanes, all with
winds over 110 miles per hour, made
1 996 a near-record year doing $3.5
billion in damage in the U.S.
All 110 people aboard a
'ValuJet DC-9 are killed in
May 1 996 when a fire breaks
out in the cargo hold. The plane,
en route from Miami to Atlanta,
crashes and disappears almost
completely into the Florida
Everglades, making it difficult for
workers to retrieve wreckage.
for violating the c
schools' sexual gc
guidelines — he kis
controversy over the sug
skeleton discovered in
July near Richland,
Washington is the oldest
and most intact set of
human bones ever
discovered in North
America. Research is
as the tribes from the
grounds vuhere it is
found claim the
skeleton as an
ancestor and want the
Trauma Seal, a new
medical adhesive that is
applied like a lip-balm
stick, is in clinical trials at
10 hospitals and health
could eliminate stitches
and return visits.
New York Police
begin wearing three-
pound, infrared cameras,
scouting out potentially
dangerous areas before
police officers enter the
scene. Handlers are
vests for the dogs
A new category of animal
is discovered in the form
of bacteria that live on
the lips of lobsters.
Symbion pandora, which
lives on food scraps
from lobster lips, is called
"the zoological highlight
of the decade."
- jl American
Shannon Lucid (right)
spends 1 88 days in
after joining the crew of
the Russian space
^-^ Videogame giant Nintendo
^T"^ releases its long awaited
Nintendo 64, a new hardware
system that draws players into the
game and moves three times
faster than any existing system
^-i An expedition to raise the
I Titanic, the legendary
"unsinkable" ocean liner that sank
on its maiden voyage in 1912,
from its North Atlantic grave more
than two miles deep, ends in failure
in August due to rough seas.
named Sojourner, is
Mars Pathfinder, an
launched in December,
Sojourner a free-roving
probe the size of a
child's wagon, will
photograph the Martian
surface and determine
the composition of
rocks on Mars.
-^ In August, scientists
^T^ discover evidence of
bacteria-like life on a meteorite
found in 1 984 and believed to be
part of the crust of Mars 4.5 billion
years ago. It is the first possible
proof that life is not unique to Earth.
become one of
the year's hottest-selling
products. Owners find
the savings of not
paying for cable
services cover the cost
within a few months.
-Jm- "The Late Show"
^T host David
Letterman (right), who
had been hinting at
his contract with
CBS, keeping him at
"The Late Show"
Rozelle dies on December
6. Rozelle is credited
professional football into
America's top spectator
sport, and with inventing
the Super Bowl.
launches his own
Jordan Cologne. Demand
for the fragrance is so
high that manufacturer
Bijan Fragrances limits
sales to 1 2 bottles
The ever-present Cindy
Crawford releases a
book on applying
make-up. Basic Face
enjoys a long run on the
The National Women's
Hall of Fame opens in
Seneca Falls, New li'ork,
inducting 1 1 women,
including author Louisa
May Alcott, and Oveta
Culp Hobby, the nation's
first female colonel.
Archbishop of Chicago,
Bernardin dies of
pancreatic cancer in
was known for being a
reconciler in churches
torn between tradition
and modern culture, as
well as for speaking out
^^ _^ In April 1 996, singer
I Michael Jackson is seen
escorting a woman later identified
as Debbie Rows, an employee of
Jackson's plastic surgeon. In
November. Jackson announces
that he and Rowe are married and
that she is carrying his child.
-jM Regis Philbin
I appears with
host Rosie O'Donnell on
ABC's 'The Rosie
O'Donnell Show." The
talk show, which
premieres in 1996,
gains quick popularity
_^|i^ Music megastar Madonna
T gives birth to Lourdes Maria
Ciccone Leon, a 6-pound, g-ounce girl,
on October 1 4. Madonna's big year
continues when she wins a Golden
Globe for her role in Andrew Lloyd
Webber's on-screen rendition of the
. In October, TV talk-show host
Jenny Jones testifies during the
Michigan murder trial of Jonathan
Schmitz. Schmitz was accused of killing
Scott Amedure, who revealed romantic
feelings for Schmitz during a March
1 995 taping of a "Jenny Jones Show."
_^J|' In a small,
T secret ceremony
on an island off the
coast of Georgia. John
F. Kennedy Jr. marries
Carolyn Bessette, a
Calvin Klein publicist, in
who dated Bessette for
two years, had long
been considered one
of the world's most
r^ New York Yankees fan Jeffrey
^T Maier interferes with a fly ball
during game one of the American
League Championship Series on
October 9. The hit is ruled a
home run, tying the game 4 to 4 in
the eighth inning and making Maier
New York's hero for a day
^ t Veteran comedian George Burns
^T dies in March 1 996, just weeks
after reaching the age of 100. The
legendary Burns won an Oscar, an Emmy
and a Grammy Award in an illustrious
career dating back to vaudeville.
^ As a stand against the invasion
^T of his privacy, George Clooney
star of NBC's "ER," boycotts
Paramount's "Entertainment Tonight'
after its sister show "Hard Copy" runs
unauthorized footage of the actor's
Tom Cruise stars in
Jerry Maguire, a
romantic comedy about a
sports agent who
decides to change his
shallow ways, and
spends the rest of the
movie trying to regain his
success. It is a
breakthrough role for
Cruise, who is
normally depicted as
a cocky winner.
To honor the 20th
anniversary of its
release, producer George
Lucas issues a "remade"
Star Wars, with new
special effects and
Lucas' grand plan calls
for a nine-film cycle,
Kenneth Branagh plays
Hamlet in his star-
studded remake of
Despite running four
hours, the movie is a
critical and box-office
NBC's Thursday night
drama "ER" features
television's first HIV-
character. Jeanie Boulet,
a physician's assistant
played by Gloria Reuben,
is relatively open about
her condition and helps
confront the stigma
i ^j l Patrick Stewart
^T^ [left] and Brent
Spiner (right) star in
Star Trek: First Contact.
a movie featuring
characters from the TV
show "Star Trek: The
Paramount Pictures (rom Kobal
(--^ Scott Adams' Dilbert. the
^1 comic strip about office
politics, captures the nation's
imagination. In book form. The
Dilbert Principle becomes a
EothiCenlUry Fox fhim Shooting Star
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Warner Bros. TV from Shooting Star
^1 Actors Winona Ryder and
T^ Daniel Day-Lewis star in The
Crucible, which opens in December
The screen adaption of Arthur
Miller's famous play about the
Salem witch trials is written by
Arthur Miller himself.
r ^ Academy Award-
^r winning actor
Tom Hanks' first effort
at directing receives
critical praise when
That Thing You Do!, a
movie about the
meteoric rise and fall of
a 1960s rock band,
opens in October
20th Century Fox trom Shooting Star
Model Brooke Shields (center)
moves to television in NBC's
"Suddenly Susan," a sit-com premiering
in September Shields plays a columnist
opposite magazine editor Judd Nelson
^^ Sherry Stringfield, Dr Susan
X^ Lewis on NBC's "ER," leaves
the show at the peak of her
character's popularity. In her final
episode, when Dr Mark Greene,
played by Anthony Edwards, declares
his love for Susan, the show gamers
its highest ratings ever.
I publishes The
1 Lost World, a
generate just as
much hype, with a movie
already in the works.
NBC trom Shooting Star
_^^L Explosive special
T^ effects rivet
audiences to their seats
as they watch
one of summer's
_ Bugs Bunny and Chicago Bulls
basketball star Michael Jordan
share top billing in Space Jam. a
partially animated feature film that
opens in late November.
Tom Cruise stars in
Mission: Impossible, based
on the 1 960s and '70s television
series of the same name. Despite
critical put-downs, the movie Is a
huge box-office hit.
20th Century Fox from Stiooting Star
Actors Brad Pitt [left) and
Jason Patric star in
Sleepers, a film about four men and
their extraordinary scheme to
revenge the abuse they experienced
as boys. The controversial movie
also stars Dustin Hoffman, Robert
De Niro and Kevin Bacon.
_ John Lithgow (front right)
earns both an Emmy and a
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
in a Comedy Series in NBC's "3rd
Rock From the Sun," a sit-com
about a family of aliens living in
America's favorite sit-com
father Bill Cosby, enjoys the
success of his new CBS show, "Cosby"
In January 1997, however, tragedy
strikes as Cosby's son Ennis is killed in
Los Angeles in an apparent
r^ Stars Bll Paxton and Helen
T Hunt flee a tornado of
awesome proportions in Twister.
another summer blockbuster,
which tells the story of storm
chasers highly devoted to studying
the inner workings of tornadoes.
-^ British pop
I superstars Liam
(left] and Noel Gallaglier
cancel the remainder of
a U.S. concert tour in
September amid rumors
that their band, Oasis, is
breaking up. Denying the
reports, the brothers
announce they will
release a new album in
the summer of 1997.
GiacarEC Sbsh of Guns
N* Hoses fonns his own
band, his new gp-oup,
Sbsh's BhES Bal, is a
soHTian Uues band
i^uu'Kied in the blues-
based hard rock of
Rocker Shery Crow joins
the rarlcs of musicians
who have had their
aftHMns banned from
WaMtert. The retai
giant ofaiects to a lyric
ales^ that kids ka each
other with guis they
otitained from the store.
f—^ Canadian pop artist Celine
1^ Dion tops the charts in
1 996 with the album Falling Into
You. which sells more than 1 6
million copies worldwide.
After 10 years of separation, members
of the band Van Helen are reunited with
their former lead singer, David Lee Roth (right),
at the MTV Video Music Awards in September.
Roth later claims he thought he was rejoining
the band, who chose a different lead singer
-Jt. Heavy metal band Metallica
\ is the headlining act for the
summer concert Lollapalooza,
traditionally an alternative-rock
show. Metallica remains high-
profile, winning an MTV award for
the year's Best Hard Rock Video
James L. Lance. LGl
Tennis pro Pete Sampras
wins the eighth grand-
slam title of his career
at the U.S. Open in
September. Steffi Graf
wins the U.S. Open
Women's title, beating
Pro boxer Mike Tyson
loses his Heavyweight
Champion of the
World title to Euander
Holyfield in a November
match. Holyfield, a
former two-time world
champion, reclaims his
title in the surprise vi/in.
Chicago Bulls star
Dennis Rodman furthers
reputation by kicking a
photographer in the
groin during a game
against the Minnesota
Timberwolves in January
1997. Rodman is
suspended for up to 1 1
games without pay.
costing him more than
S1 million, in addition to
a S25,000 fine to the
NBA, as well as a
settlement with the
Baltimore Orioles second
Alomar is suspended for
five games, deferred to
the 1997 season, wrfien
he spits on an umpire
during a heated
argument over a
questionable call in the
National League play-offs.
Controversy ensues over
the leniency of the
The New York
Yankees win the
World Series, beating
the Atlanta Braves in a
four-game sweep, after
losing the first two
games. It is the first
series title for the
Yankees since 1978.
^^ Team USA wins the World
]^ Cup of Hockey, beating
Canada 5-2 in the final. Eight
teams from Canada, Europe and
the U.S. participate in the
World Cup, which replaced the
^-4 ^ Twenty-year-old golfing
T^ phenom Eldrick 'Tiger"
Woods turns pro in August, making
the transition from exceptional
amateur golfer to well-endorsed
professional, including a deal
with Nike worth an estimated
^^ Paul Molitor of the
T*"^ Minnesota Twins becomes
the 21st player in major league
history to reach 3,000 career
hits. The milestone is reached in
September, when Molitor triples
against Kansas City Royals rookie
pitcher Jose Rosado.
^ ^J m Race car driver Terry Labonte
^r" wins NASCAR's Winston Cup
championship with a total of 4,657
points after finishing fifth in the
final race, the Napa 500, at the
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Led by quarterback Brett
Favre, the Green Bay Packers
beat the New England Patriots 35-21
in Super Bowl XXXI at the Louisiana
Superdome. It is the Packers' first
Super Bowl since 1 9B8.
^- L Minnesota Twins star
^T^ centerfielder Kirby Pucl<ett;
announces his retirement from
baseball in July. A serious eye
ailment forces Puckett to give up
\he game, but he manages to
maintain his upbeat attitude at
press conferences and interviews.
home AIDS tests.
Consumers draw their
own bhxxj and then send
it away to be tested
means more options
indudng Caller ID.
which becomes more
common than ever in
1 996. The display unit
allows people to see the
name and number of
their caller before even
answering the phone.
Authors Eilen Fein and
release The Rules, a
strategies for getting a
man to propose
marriage. While the book
draws criticism from
both sexes, it is a
The U.S. Postal Service
Hanukkah, the first non-
holkJay ever featured
on a stamp.
Casual Fridays become
more and more
widespread in American
wori< culture. Businesses
allow employees vi/ho
normally dress in
professional clothing at
work to wear more
clothing on Fridays.
(^^ A "Sesame Street" stuffed
^^ toy causes panic among
holiday shoppers. Tickle Me Elmo
sells out in stores nationwide, and
has shoppers fighting over scarce
inventory and paying hundreds of
times the toy's value.
(--k, The My Twinn Doll Company
\^ offers individually crafted
dolls that replicate, from a photo,
the eye color, hair and facial
features of a living girl. Each doll
comes with two matching outfits,
one for the doll and one for
-^ Nail polish colors get darker
^1 and funkier Deep browns
and blues are popular forms of
expression and style.
^^^1 The minimur
i r wage is
raised to $4.75 in
October, and will
increase again to
September 1 , 1 997
^ .-^ The beverage
introduces a new
concept — bottled
water with caffeine!
One bottle of the
contains as much
caffeine as one cup
games and other
odds and ends.